Extramural studies (EMS) - a guide for practitioners

Extramural studies (EMS) - a guide for practitioners

Extramural studies (EMS) has long been an essential part of veterinary student education. A large part of the continuing success of EMS is down to the goodwill of veterinary practices in providing placements to enable students to gain the practical experience required as part of the veterinary degree course.

We've produced this EMS guide so that you, as the EMS provider, and the student are clear on what to expect, enabling you both to get the most out of the experience. 

Published: 20 11
Edition: 1
Publisher: BVA
Number of pages: 7
Format: PDF

This guide includes:

  • What you can gain from EMS
  • What students should gain from EMS
  • What is required of the student on EMS
  • Before the placement
  • Insurance
  • During the placement
  • Measuring progress and feeding back
  • RCVS regulations governing students in EMS placements

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